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Old 06-06-2003, 12:45 AM   #5266
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you can use any kind of polishing oil, even car polish, i actually used some leftover 800 wet/dry sandpaper from lapping my heatsink a while back, works well and works quickly.
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Old 06-06-2003, 05:46 AM   #5267
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If the car is new right from the box, normally there is lot of burr between C-hubs and A-arms. Also some burrs are normally located in hinge pin inner outputs on the A-arm. Remove them first.
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Old 06-06-2003, 07:40 AM   #5268
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Thanks Hooked, that worked perfect. I also used the Trinity Bars, (they are flat) instead of Deans.

The batteries fit nice and snug now.
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Old 06-06-2003, 02:01 PM   #5269
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Hello, I am putting together a ft tc3. I noticed that the suspension was somewhat tight, the arms don't drop after I lift them up (shocks disconnected). What can I use to free up a arm and pin and ballcups? Thanx
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Mine was the same and after a few practice laps the arms freed up. That and make sure you don't have a defective ballcup that binds on the ballstud. I've never had an AE ballcup bind up but I have had Losi and RPM ballcups bind on a ballstud. I've also had some defective titanium ballstuds from robinson racing do the same. You don't need to polish any ballstuds or hinge pins.
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Old 06-06-2003, 07:46 PM   #5270
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Been a couple of years since my FT TC3 was new, but I remember a lot of masaging of the arms to get them to hang free.

Mostly sanding material where the arms and c-hubs meet. Ballcups will loosen after you pop them once or twice and the hinge pin polishing just seems like a waste of time.
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Proudwinner,

I actually had a bad AE ballstud on my last FTTC3 kit. It was the wrong diameter and was rough. No biggie because I had a spare, but it does happen. *shrug*
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Old 06-07-2003, 04:33 AM   #5272
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can any one tell me if a 6 stick pack will fit into a tc3
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Old 06-07-2003, 04:36 AM   #5273
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yes, it will fit. just turn the battery strap over
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Old 06-07-2003, 05:31 AM   #5274
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thanks for that


can any one tell me what the main parts that break on the electric tc3.


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can any one tell me what the main parts that break on the electric tc3.


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the front and rear arms, the suspension holders, but the breakage will be less as soon as you get acustomed to the car, get a BRP,RPM or a penguin bumper.
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can any one tell me what the main parts that break on the electric tc3.


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You'll mainly want to stock up on front arms and hinge pins. Get the BRP polished steel hinge pins they are slightly stronger than the stock AE pins. Spare front arms holders are nice to have around too.
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Old 06-07-2003, 06:11 AM   #5277
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thanks

are these the 2 parts you where talking about
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNZ76&P=7

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNZ74&P=7
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Get a RPM front bumper too. I haven't broken my front end once with it, you can get it from Tower too. I don't think he meant the suspension arm mounts, I think he meant the actual hinge pins. Hope this helps.
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Any one know who painted Barry Baker's body from the Reedy race?
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Any one know who painted Barry Baker's body from the Reedy race?
here ya go

Congrats to Baker!

Car painted by CFX (Charlie Barnes)

page 18 on the reedy thread


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